Business Administration Apprenticeship BLACKWELL BATE LTD

Blackwell Bate, a 30-year chartered accountancy firm seek to employ a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice to assist in the day to day running of the company. The role will include general admin duties, communicating via email and telephone, and supporting with weekly and monthly payroll duties.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30am to 5pm and Friday 08:30am to 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Digital tasks, such as emails, data entry and document creation
  • Understanding and interpreting information
  • Answering calls and enquiries
  • Following employer practices
  • Learning and shadowing with trained members of staff to fully develop within the role
  • General administration tasks
  • Payroll duties

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 3 Business Administration Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

You will attend two monthly sessions as part of your off the job training throughout your apprenticeship. Most aspects of your training will be delivered on site by the employer, where you will gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to assist you in this role. Your duties will vary from day to day, and throughout your on site learning process you will work closely with experienced members of staff.

You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will help you and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full-time job may be offered to the right candidate on completion of their apprenticeship for either an administrator or should the candidate wish they can do further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English GCSE (Grade A* - C (equivalent to 4-9)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics GCSE (Grade A* - C (equivalent to 4-9)) Desired

About the employer

Blackwell Bate Chartered Accountants began from humble beginnings in 1993. Back then Alex Blackwell started working from home with a small number of clients. Since then practice has grown and now looks after a wide range of businesses from sole traders and partnerships to freelancers and limited companies. The company operates across 2 sites and now employs 25 people and prides itself on providing exceptional service to our clients.






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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